DIY: magnetic door stop

One of the things about an older home is that not all the doors hang just right. The door to our bedroom, for instance, tends to want to close on its own. We’d rather it stay open most of the time to allow for air circulation and so the dogs don’t get inadvertently trapped in there. We also happened to notice that the rubber stopper-end on the door stop was completely worn away, so it was a perfect time to replace it with a magnetic one.

Installing a new, magnetic door stop

What a…lovely paint job on this old door stop!

Installing a new, magnetic door stop

Luckily it was easy to install the wall piece as it goes into the baseboard rather than the plaster wall. We still have not figured out how to deal with drilling into the plaster. We need a plaster mentor!

Installing a new, magnetic door stop

It’s pretty easy – you attach this base plate to the wall and then the door stop itself screws on.

Installing a new, magnetic door stop

Installing a new, magnetic door stop

The magnetic piece on the door works much the same way.

Installing a new, magnetic door stop

This door piece also has a spring inside, so it has some give when connecting with the door stop.

Installing a new, magnetic door stop

Aesthetically it’s not the most stylish door stop, but it does work quite well. Problem solved in about five minutes!

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